Compare Cisco Umbrella vs. iboss

Cisco Umbrella is ranked 1st in Web Security Gateways with 11 reviews while iboss is ranked 4th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews. Cisco Umbrella is rated 8.6, while iboss is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Umbrella writes "Offers protection from DNS-based attacks and improves visibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iboss writes "Our primary use case for this product is DLP. It is a solution that prevents advanced persistent threats, and has a zero tolerance for attacks". Cisco Umbrella is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Infoblox Secure DNS and Forcepoint Web Security, whereas iboss is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Umbrella and Forcepoint Web Security. See our Cisco Umbrella vs. iboss report.
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Pros
It will protect, give you more robustness, and faster responses, compared to any firewalls or any of the proxy web servers.The most valuable features are the protection against ransomware and phishing.The most valuable feature is that it secures our network against blacklisted or malicious websites.Using this solution has meant that we've needed to make fewer firewall changes.The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.The core business of Cisco Umbrella is non-malware. That's all it does: block the malware on the gateway.It has helped reduce my unit's security events.Threats never come close to your network with security at the DNS level​.

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Iboss is a solution that prevents advanced persistent threats, and has a zero tolerance for attacks.Our primary use case for this product is DLP,Granular setup, which was able to set different levels of filters using the OUs in the AD.Because of iboss, I did not have to assign web filtering tasks to my techs on a daily basis.Valuable features: Within the filter: Controls (Web categories, applications, and Allow/Block list) and Network (local Subnets). Within the reporter: Logs (Event Log) and Reports.

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Cons
It would be useful if they had a malware protection engine running inside their own VM.I would like to see a graphical representation of the entire network.Support for multiple domains is important to us.I would like to see DLP integration in the next release of this solution.Security, overall, can always be improved.The solution's technical support is not very good.Some countries don't have a DNS server leading to a domain resolution IP, not at a local level.Its DNS service does not support IPv6 query.

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Sometimes, obviously, there are bugs.Iboss is growing so fast that it is often hard for them to keep up with the challenges.SSL decryption: We had issues with learners using apps instead of using web browsers. This type of encryption is tough for any appliance in a BYOD environment.The area I would like to see improvement in is the ability with in the reporter to navigate directly to the content the user is traversing. It is kind of there, but it's not perfect. Quite frequently, I receive links that lead me to pages with error messages.To scale up, a new iboss Node Blade Chassis must be purchased.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Cisco has a model called ELA. With ELA, if you buy the solution you will have the complete security portfolio and you can pay it yearly or after three years, it depends on the contract.Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.Our costs were negotiated, and they are okay.There is a one-time cost of approximately $800 USD per user, and then a yearly support fee of about $50 per user.The price could be lower.The product is pricey compared to Cisco Firepower.It needs a better price point.

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28,305
Comparisons
16,826
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
548
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8.6
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2,416
Comparisons
1,539
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3
Average Words per Review
258
Avg. Rating
8.7
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Overview

OpenDNS provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organizations and businesses of all sizes. The services provided by OpenDNS increase the speed of navigating websites and prevent unintended access to phishing and malware sites as well as to any Web content that you configure to be restricted.   

The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform delivers web gateway as a service through its revolutionary architecture. Built for the cloud, iboss defends the modern, distributed organization more effectively and efficiently through a 100% subscription-based platform – eliminating expensive appliance purchases and providing financial predictability. The platform natively delivers consistent security policies to all users, locations, and devices, ensuring seamless protection across the organization. The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform also allows for drop-in replacement of existing legacy appliances without the need to rearchitect existing networks — creating a smooth transition to the cloud and providing immediate ROI.

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Sample Customers
Chart Industries, City of Aspen, Eastern Mountain Sports, FLEXcon, George Washington University, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Ohio Public Library Information Network, PTC, Richland Community College, Smart Motors, Tulane University, VeriClaimSome of the world's largest financial services companies, REI, Urban Outfitters, Riverside Health Systems, Washington Redskins, Xerox, The Nutrasweet Company, Calimax, Chicago Public Schools,
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Financial Services Firm25%
K 12 Educational Company Or School13%
Healthcare Company13%
Consumer Goods6%
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Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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